Special Issue "The Development of Nanomaterials in Adsorption, Separation and Purification"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 February 2024 | Viewed by 9833
One of the most serious environmental problems in modern society is water pollution. The effective separation and removal of emerging pollutants are hot research topics because of the constant increase in ecological inconsistency and environmental pollution in recent years. From the wide variety of separation and purification techniques, adsorption has proven to be one of the most convenient methods due to its ease of operation, low cost, flexibility, and effectiveness toward a wide range of pollutants. This technique also allows the regeneration and reuse of adsorbents in multiple cycles. In the past decade, nanomaterials have emerged as a suitable option for tackling the global issue of water pollution and treatment. The capacity of nanomaterials to act as nanoadsorbents for water purification is based on their unique physical and chemical properties, such as high specific surface area, high porosity and active surface, and their tunable functionalities. To date, a large number of nanomaterials have been developed and proven their high capability to adsorb pollutants (dyes, heavy metals, antibiotics, pesticides, etc.) from contaminated waters. The most investigated ones are zeolites, mesoporous silicas, metal oxide nanoparticles, and carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to cover the most recent developments in all aspects related to the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for applications in adsorption, separation, and purification processes for water treatment.
Dr. Daniela Cristina Culita
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- functional nanomaterials
- synthesis and characterization
- water treatment
- pollutant adsorption
- separation technologies
- water purification